The experts are heading to the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital next month to deliver the microscope slide
scanner and laptop - but they still need donations to fund the important equipment.
A microscope slide
is moved under a blunt needle, providing a constant flow of whole blood.
Processing sputum samples slows the process somewhat, however, and that is the reason the rats' ability to detect TB in sputum fixed on microscope slides
was evaluated in the present study.
Finding prepared microscope slides
described as "folk art" sharply conflicted with my sense of the correct order of disciplines--particularly for items that I would reverently classify as the tools of scientists.
To investigate potential cross-contamination, we applied 0.2 [micro]L of an oligonucleotide at different concentrations (100, 50, and 20 pmol/[micro]L, respectively) on the microscope slide
. The samples were spotted in close proximity (1.5 mm), and the observed spot sizes with 0.2 [micro]L of sample were ~4 [mm.sup.2].
Each "library," the size of a standard microscope slide
, contains as many as 1500 differentiable experimental conditions, including process variables of temper ature and time.
With the standard Pap smear technique, the doctor collects cervical cells on a swab, which is then discarded after smearing the cells on a microscope slide
. Thus, up to 80 percent of the cells collected on the swab are thrown away.
The scientist, who died in 1955, noticed that mould on his microscope slide
In our standing-wave work, we placed fluorescently-stained red blood cells atop a simple mirror instead of a microscope slide
and using a standing wave (SW) to create sub-diffraction limited planes of illumination.
Both systems offer multiple sample handling modalities (microscope slide
, cuvette, vial or syringe), a fast scanning PZT stage for Raman mapping, and an optional battery pack for fieldwork.
Before starting our previous intraobserver variability study, we consulted an independent statistician to help determine the sample size necessary to demonstrate noninferiority of WSI versus microscope slide
Slide hydrophilicity was measured by first hydrating slides for 10 seconds in distilled water, blotting excess water, and then depositing 200 pl of dyed tris buffered saline (TBS without detergent) onto the center of each horizontally positioned microscope slide
. After five minutes, digital images of slides were captured and analyzed using ImageJ image analysis software.